Thursday, March 06, 2008

Favre set to speak

In a little over one hour from the time of this posting, future Hall of Famer and Packers legendary QB, Brett Favre, will address the media at Lambeau Field. He will be accompanied by his wife, Deanna. It is there that he is expected to officially announce his retirement from the game. ESPN will carry it live, and it will also be streamed live via the website. You can find the links for that streaming media page in the preceding post.

Several members of the morning radio team on WTMJ620-AM in Milwaukee were asking the question this morning, "Do you think he'll cry?" "Yeah, he'll cry." How could he not? But watching Brett all these years, he may just suck it up too and gut out what will undoubtedly be the most difficult professional moments of his life. Whichever way it comes out, you know it will be genuine Brett. He's never hidden his emotions, but he's also a person with incredible mental toughness. It should be an interesting news conference. It will also put some closure to this for Packers fans, many of whom admit they are still not over the loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game.

But, this is it, Packers fans. That age-old expression keeps coming to mind: "The king is dead. Long live the king."

Half-hour or so delay in start of news conference
There has been an announced delay of at least 30 minutes or so in the start of Brett Favre's press conference due to flight delay.